Orion Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX) is an electronics company that is well suited to an alternative investment portfolio. Priced at a bargain on the stock market, this company produces high-efficiency lighting systems that reduce costs for building managers, while reducing demand on the national electric grid. As we move towards a future where alternative energy dominates, high-efficiency commercial lighting systems will become increasingly more important.

Orion has seen strong growth in the year to date, but that growth has been interrupted by the Coronavirus-related downturn that we are now seeing in the market. Despite this, the stock is still attractive, especially considering its low price. The company increased its revenue by 9.04% in the 2019 fiscal year, and gross income was up 0.15% for a gross profit margin of 21.72%. 2020 earnings estimates have been increasing over the last two months days. If the company maintains its performance, there could be a strong upside when the market overcomes its current downturn.

Whether investors buy this week or wait to see how long the Coronavirus slide goes, this stock is a strong option for the year ahead. With an average target price of $6, there’s likely growth for patient shareholders.

Key Data:

  • 1 Year Price Growth: 01%
  • YTD Price Growth: 40%
  • 3 Month Price Growth: 94%

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